Former Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Shukla is all set to be elected unopposed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president while Brijesh Patel and Khairul Jamal Majumdar are set to be retained as IPL Governing Council members.
Shukla had earlier been a vice-president during N Srinivasan’s regime and was also a popular chairman of the IPL governing council. As per reports, he doesn’t have to undergo the mandatory cooling-off period as IPL post doesn’t count as a BCCI office-beared.
Rajiv Shukla’s election as the new vice-president of the BCCI will be approved in the Annual General Meeting in Ahmedabad scheduled for December 24.
Shukla’s name has been proposed by DDCA president Rohan Jaitley and seconded by Uttarakhand’s Mahim Verma, who had vacated the post earlier this year.
Brijesh Patel Re-Elected
In another development, former India player Brijesh Patel is set to continue as the chairman of the IPL GC. Along with him, Khairul Majumdar has been re-elected in the IPL GC too. Thursday was the deadline for filing nominations for two GC posts, ahead of the BCCI’s upcoming AGM. Both Patel and Majumdar were the only ones to have applied for the two posts.
“At this time, none of the units want any election. It was always going to be unanimous choices. Patel’s re-election was proposed by TNCA top boss RS Ramaswamy and Kerala’s Sreejith Nair seconded his name,” a senior official of a state unit was quoted as saying.
Only earlier this month, it was confirmed that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah would continue their tenures at the top brass as the Supreme Court of India listed its next hearing of the plea for amendments in the board constitution in January. The duo is set to attend the AGM later this month.